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lower right in plate: Piranesi F

Provenance

Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire; (sold, Christie's, London, 5 December 1985); (David Tunick, Inc., New York); acquired 1986 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1994
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, and National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, 385, 386, 483, no. 270 (repro. p. 386)(entry by Olimpia Theodoli).
2001
The Unfinished Print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2001.
Bibliography
1918
Focillon, Henri. Giovanni-Battista Piranesi; essai de catalogue raisonne de son oeuvre. Paris: Librairie Renouard, Henri Laurens, 1918.
1922
Hind 1922, 80, no. 24.
1978
Robison, Andrew. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Early Architectural Fantasies. Exh. guide. Washington, National Gallery of Art, 1978, no. 16.
1985
Christie's, Chatsworth, 12/5/85: 166.
1986
Robison, Andrew. Piranesi Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Etchings. Washington: National Gallery of Art; Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
1994
The Glory of Venice. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Museo del Settecento Veneziano - Ca'Rezzonico, Venice; Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1994-1995: no. 270.